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Digitized documentation of the Wide Area Information Servers or WAIS (pronounced "ways") system. Digitized for use in a patent suit it is presented here for public use. WAIS was the first Internet Publishing system on the Internet. Before the Web and Gopher, tt helped users find remote servers and ask questions. A user could ask questions of personal, corporate, and wide area information servers using one question. It was developed in the late 1980s as a project of Thinking Machines, Apple Computer, Dow Jones, and KPMG Peat Marwick, then released in 1991 as an opensource project with attracted widespread use. Integrated into the NCSA Mosaic browser (it was called Mosaic because it integrated FTP, Gopher, WAIS, and World Wide Web clients), it became mostly used for its search capabilities by the mid 1990's.

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Interview with Brewster Kahle (aged 33) conducted by Dave Marvit, in Cambridge Massachusetts, November 28, 1992. Interview held at the newly-created WAIS Incorporated, "three blocks from Harvard Square". Runtime is roughly 2 hours. Topics covered include: History of WAIS Definition of Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) Technology Early experiments of WAIS-like services; what went right and wrong Working at Thinking Machines Corporation Devising Search Algorithms Early advancements in...
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Topics: Brewster Kahle, WAIS, Search, Thinking Machines, Connection Machine, Algorithms
Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013. Starts on page 74.
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, BYTE- pg 157
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Brewster Kahle's lecture on WAIS about 2 months after the open-source version was launched on the Internet. This was the first Internet Publishing system and just pre-dated gopher and the World Wide Web. This was recorded at Xerox PARC in California
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UPSIDE Magazine. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Forbes Magazine. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Personal Computing, free-text search
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Bilateral Form; ISDA Credit Support Annex to The Schedule to The ISDA Master Agreement. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Database searching, AMERICAN LIBRARIES
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, ASIS, Networking, Telecommunications
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Apple Library Users Group Newsletter. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, ALUG
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Fortune Magazine. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Brewster Kahle, David Kaiser, Nick Scharf, Edy Henderson, Meikle Hall, Pat...
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by Brewster Kahle, Harry Morris, Franklin Davis, Kevin Tiene, Clare Hart and Robin Palmer
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013. electric networking: research, application and policy
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, corporate information system
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, ELECTRONIC NETWORKING
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Report HA87-4
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The Economist Magazine. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, International Herald Tribune - Business/Finance
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America Online Magazine. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Exhibit A Certificate of Amendment And Restated Articles Of Info. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History. Herbert S. Becker
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Brewster Kahl, Nick Scharf, Bruce Gilliat, Edy Henderson, Meikle Hall, Pat...
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Sheryl Handler, Richard J. Clayton, Marvin Denicoff, W. Daniel Hillis,...
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The Merit Networking Seminars. Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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by Brewster Kahle, Harry Morris, Jonathan Goldman, Thomas Erickson, John Curran
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Distributed electronic networks
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, W. Daniel Hillis, et al., digital computer systems
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Bill Gates, Gil Williamson, Charles Wang
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, George Brett, Barbara Lincorln
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by Brewster Kahle, Harry Morris, Jonathan Goldman, Thomas Erickson, John Curran
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Intertek.  Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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by Brewster Kahle and Harry Morris; Jonathan Goldman; Thomas Erickson; John Curran
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Fillia Makedon, Samuel Rebelsky
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, wide area networking.
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Topics: WAIS, Internet History, The Pilgrims in Holland
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013. Wide Area Information Servers Concepts was a paper that was widely distributed that painted some of the vision for the project. It had many of the features that came prominent in the World Wide Web (document identifiers), Altavista/Google (Internet based search engines), Siri (searching multiple servers at once in different ways), client-server systems, payment systems, Reddit (distributed editors to play a role...
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, personal workstations, Charlie Bedard, Franklin Davis, Tom Erlickson, Carl...
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Christopher J. Younger, AOL
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DRAFT 1.0, Draft 1.0 11/20/94 Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Release 1.1, SQL ((Structured Query Language)
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by Brewster Kahle and Harry Morris
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Wide Area Information Servers Project Documentation, Scanned and uploaded in 2013.
Topics: WAIS, Internet History, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Lilliam Solondz,...